Terms and Abbreviations: I will assume that you can do all of these stitches and abbreviations.
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
st – stitch
sc2tog – decrease by working 2 sc together
sc2xn – increase by sc 2 times into the next st or next ? st
Magic ring – http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/
FO – fasten off
R – round
mc – main color
cc – contrasting color
Most amigurumi projects are done mostly in rounds, (the body, legs, head), which means that instead of start and finishing each round, you just move on to the next round with its first stitch. This is why it is really important to mark the first stitch of each round. You need to know where the first stitch is, on each round, so move the stitch marker to the new round. This first stitch does not stay in the same place because of the increases and decreases that may or may not occur in each round. Also, stuff the body parts as you go along, this makes it a lot easier in the long run.